“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

Let me take a second to finish wiping the drool off my face.

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK!

I'm going to be honest when I tell you that I read the first book "The Vincent Boys" and didn't really care that much for it.

Don't get me wrong Beau was hot and Ashton was cool...I just couldn't fall for them.

I was super hesitant to read "The Vincent Brothers" because I didn't care for the first book and because I didn't like Sawyer or Lana all that much. Atleast from what I saw in the first book.

But holy crap was I wrong! They were amazing.

The gist is that Sawyer and Ashton (the main chicky from the first book) dated for like 3 years and then broke up and now she's with Beau. Not really a spoiler since you can read it on the back of either book.

Anywho Sawyer is all heartbroken and blah blah blah.

Enter Lana who is Ashtons cousin and who has been in love with Sawyer for like ever.

Lana goes to stay with Ashton for the summer in hopes of getting Sawyer to notice her.

Boy oh boy does he notice her.

I adored Sawyer and Lana as a couple so freaking much! I kid you not I finished this book in 4 hours. I almost picked it up again right after I finished it.

And let me just tell you there was sexy parts. Ooh buddy.

I would definatly recommend this book to you if you're looking for a super awesome amazing contemporary. Even if you didn't like "The Vincent Boys" you def need to check this out!

Pinky promise you won't regret it!! : )


The Vincent Brothers Playlist
Blame it On The Rain: He is We
Prove You Wrong: He is We
Whatever It Takes: Lifehouse
Crazy Girl: Eli Young Band
I Won't Give Up: Jana Kramer
Realize: Colbie Caillat


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

TOP TEN TUESDAY

I've been wanting to do a Broke And The Bookish Top Ten Tuesday for a while now and i've finally remembered to do one! Yay me! Hope you enjoy!!

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2013!!


10. Megan Meades Guide to the McGowan Boys
      by Kate Brian










9. Revenge of The Girl With The Great Personality
    by Elizabeth Eulberg










8. Wake
    by Amanda Hocking










7. Beautiful Creatures
    by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl










6. This Is What Happy Looks Like
    by Jennifer E. Smith










5. The Kiss Off
    by Sarah Billington










4. Between The Lines Books 1-3
    by Tammara Webber

3. Jet by Jay Crownover


2. That Time I Joined The Circus
    by J.J. Howard










1. Rule
    by Jay Crownover

Saturday, June 8, 2013

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

If the Cheshire Cat and Cameron Diaz smiles had a baby you'd know how big my smile is right now.

I LOVED this book.

I've heard mixed reviews on The Statistical Probabilty of Love At First Sight so I was a bit nervous when I started this book.

To be honest I want to kick myself for not picking this up the DAY IT CAME OUT!

Why self did you not think smarter? Geesh.

This book is about Graham and Ellie.

One night Graham accidentaly sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig Wilbur (clever Jennifer E. Smith, clever) and then the two continue to write back and forth.

Through all of the e-mails the two start to really fall for each other. They get to be themselves while writing back and forth. Since they've never met they can say things and not worry their being judged.

The shocker of the story is that Graham is actually a famous actor and he's about to shoot his new movie in the same town Ellie lives in.

The two meet pretty early in the book which is awesome in my opinion. I would've hated to wait until I only had 100 pages left to see them actually meet.

Of course since he is famous their relationship isn't exactly easy. Ellie also has a secret that she has to keep hidden so that doesn't help matters either.

I adored Ellie and Graham as a couple. I thought they were super adorbs and I LOOOOVE them. Graham was also super crush-worthy. (BONUS!)

I would definatly recommend you check this book out. I used to be a girl scout so I can legally say scouts honor you will love it!



This Is What Happy Looks Like Playlist:

Happily Ever After: He Is We
Move Along: All American Rejects
Soundtrack To Your Life: Ashley Parker Angel
Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me): Blessed Union of Souls
The Great Escape: Boys Like Girls
You: Britt Nicole
Honestly: Cartel
Glad: Tyler Hilton
Almost Everything: Wakey! Wakey!
Enchanted: Owl City


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kendare Blake Interview

I don't know if all of you are aware of this but I am the luckiest person on the freaking planet.

I got to interview Kendare Blake!

Crazy right?

I'm still jumping around as i'm typing this!

She was awesome to get to talk to and I feel soooo stinkin' special to have had the chance to interview her!

Some of her answers made me laugh really hard so be warned that she's really funny.

Thank you thank you thank you Kendare for doing this!


1. There are so many Y.A. books about vampires and werewolves, why did you choose to write about a ghost?

I don't know that it was a conscious choice. The character of Anna showed up and I knew I wanted to write about her. But I don't really think of her as a ghost. I think of her as a dead girl. The distinction is small, but I think it's there.

2. Since you are a female what made you want to write Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares in a boys point of view?

Again, I don't think I decided. Cas just started to tell the story. Looking back, I'm lucky that he did. It would have been an entirely different (and shorter) book if I'd been stuck in that house with Anna the whole time.

3. My favorite characters are Anna and Thomas. Which character did you have the most fun writing?

Thomas was definatly a kick. I loved getting to know him right alongside Cas. And Morfran too, Thomas' voodoo grandfather. What a salty old dude.

4. Would you ever want to have the same job as Cas?

If I had his natural ability to kick murderous dead ass? Sure. Why not. It'd be something to do on a Tuesday night. But I'd probably scream a whole lot more than he does.

5. Have you ever loved a book sooo much that you wish you had written it?

Of course. So many. The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley, just about anything by Milan Kundera...some of the less twisted Bret Easton Ellis, if such a thing exists...most of what Joe Hill does. Okay, all of what Joe Hill does. And every single short story by Caitlin R Kiernan.

6. Does music ever influence your writing?

Sometimes I'll hear a song and want to write a story that evokes the same emotion that the song evokes. For the last third of the last book in The Goddess War trilogy, I did keep the same old CD on repeat, but that's rare. I'm preparing to shut everything down after this interview is over, to achieve total silence for the book i'm starting now.

7. If you could do a book tour with any author who would you choose?

Any of them I've met so far, because they're all excellent people to hang out with. Maybe JK Rowling, so I wouldn't have to say anything, and could just spend the tour staring at her.

8. If you could be best friends with any character from any book, who would you choose?

Hmm. Maybe Lestat from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, because I feel like he's high maintenance but would be worth it. Or how about Legolas from Lord of the Rings? Sure, he's not that great for conversation, but I'm assuming I'd get to be in friggin Middle Earth, so there's a tradeoff.

9. Would you want Anna to be turned into a movie? Who would you want to play her?

Well, Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett's production company Fickle Fish Films is working on turning Anna into a movie, so I definitely want that to happen! I have no particular wish on who would play her. My Anna is a voice and a shape through blurry glass. I see pieces of her but never the whole girl at once. I never imagined anyone as having her face. But there have been lots of suggestions from readers: lovely, grounded, dark-haired actresses.

10. If Anna had a theme song what would it be?

This one is easy...The Fiona Apple cover of Sally's Song from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JtnI_tvXmA


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